Austin Nola
Austin Nola
30-Year-Old CatcherC
San Diego Padres
2020 Fantasy Outlook
After spending parts of five seasons at Triple-A, Nola finally reached the major leagues at age 29. He even became a popular fantasy add, though he was appealing in large part because he was catcher-eligible, and unfortunately, he has lost that eligibility in most leagues heading into 2020 (seven appearances at catcher). As a 1B-only player in 20-game formats, with 2B-eligibility in leagues with a 15-game minimum, Nola is in the glut of fringe-useful position players. He was better than average in his 79 games with the Mariners, but it seems we can safely attribute a large portion of his 2019 success to the juiced ball, as Nola had never slugged even .400 at any stop prior to last year. The plate skills are strong enough for Nola to stick around in a super-utility role, but it's not a role that projects to be conducive to mixed-league relevance unless he were to regain C-eligibility in-season. Read Past Outlooks
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Day off Wednesday
CSan Diego Padres
September 16, 2020
Nola will sit Wednesday against the Dodgers.
ANALYSIS
Nola has handled a heavy workload since joining the Padres in a trade from the Mariners at the deadline, as Wednesday's day off will be just his third since the move. Jason Castro starts behind the plate in his absence.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
19
1
2
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
3
9
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+9%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+85%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+20%
OPS vs LHP
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .775 136 20 6 18 0 .225 .316 .458
Since 2018vs Right .848 284 38 11 40 1 .299 .364 .484
2020vs Left .549 46 2 1 4 0 .167 .239 .310
2020vs Right 1.018 107 19 6 23 0 .340 .411 .606
2019vs Left .894 90 18 5 14 0 .256 .356 .538
2019vs Right .748 177 19 5 17 1 .275 .335 .413
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+15%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+12%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+35%
OPS on Road
2018
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .765 217 32 5 33 1 .273 .347 .418
Since 2018Away .878 207 26 12 25 0 .273 .348 .530
2020Home .906 77 13 4 21 0 .306 .351 .556
2020Away .810 80 8 3 6 0 .254 .363 .448
2019Home .681 140 19 1 12 1 .254 .345 .336
2019Away .916 127 18 9 19 0 .284 .339 .578
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Austin Nola compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.50
 
BB Rate
8.9%
 
K Rate
17.8%
 
BABIP
.305
 
ISO
.223
 
AVG
.281
 
OBP
.357
 
SLG
.504
 
OPS
.860
 
wOBA
.372
 
Exit Velocity
83.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
39.3%
 
Barrels/PA
6.4%
 
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Four RBI in blowout win
CSan Diego Padres
September 9, 2020
Nola went 1-for-4 with a home run, another run scored and four RBI in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.
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Flashes power in loss
CSan Diego Padres
September 6, 2020
Nola went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in Saturday's loss to the Athletics.
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Could play infield
CSan Diego Padres
September 5, 2020
Nola has been taking reps at second and third base and could play any of the four infield positions, if needed, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
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Not starting Wednesday
CSan Diego Padres
September 2, 2020
Nola is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Angels.
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Traded to San Diego
CSan Diego Padres
August 30, 2020
Nola was traded from the Mariners to the Padres on Sunday in exchange for catcher Luis Torrens, among others, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
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